Best Indian Movies

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1.
Hey Ram (2000)
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Saketh Ram's wife is raped and killed during direct action day riots in Calcutta. He is convinced that Mahatma Gandhi is responsible for all the problems happening in the country and sets out to kill him. (186 mins.)
Director: Kamal Haasan
“ India's answer to the Oscars. Badly mis-understood and low intellectaudience meant bad word-of-mouth publicity and the movie bombed! Critically acclaimed. ” - imemadhu
 
2.
Dil Se.. (1998)
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The clash between love and ideology is portrayed in this love story between a radio executive and a beautiful revolutionary (163 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
3.
Nayakan (1987)
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A common man's struggles against a corrupt police force put him on the wrong side of the law. He becomes a don, who is loved and respected by many, but his growing power and influence exact a heavy toll. (145 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
4.
3 Idiots (2009)
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Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots". (170 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
 
5.
Virumandi (2004)
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A temperamental farmer gets embroiled in a bloody clan feud in a southern Tamil Nadu village. (175 mins.)
Director: Kamal Haasan
 
6.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
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When Raj meets Simran in Europe, it isn't love at first sight but when Simran moves to India for an arranged marriage, love makes its presence felt. (189 mins.)
Director: Aditya Chopra
 
7.
Bombay (1995)
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A Hindu man and a Muslim woman fall in love in a small village and move to Mumbai, where they have two children. However, growing religious tensions and erupting riots threaten to tear the family apart. (141 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
8.
Guna (1991)
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A neurodivergent individual escapes the family he despises and the asylum he is kept in by creating fantasies. (167 mins.)
 
9.
Thevar Magan (1992)
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The urbane son of a village chieftain struggles between his personal aspirations and those of his family. (145 mins.)
Director: Bharathan
 
10.
Kuruthipunal (1995)
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Two brave police officers infiltrate a terror group in order to bring it down. (143 mins.)
Director: P.C. Sreeram
 
11.
Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
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Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them - until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension. (183 mins.)
Director: Farhan Akhtar
 
12.
Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)
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A man accepts a challenge by the chief minister of Maharashtra to run the state for one day, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue. (187 mins.)
Director: S. Shankar
 
13.
Black (2005)
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The cathartic tale of a young woman who can't see, hear or talk and the teacher who brings a ray of light into her dark world. (122 mins.)
 
14.
Chachi 420 (1997)
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Desperation to be with his only child forces a divorced man to take the guise of the child's nanny. Situations get really messy when the child's grandfather (the man's ex-father-in-law) falls in love with his disguised ex-son-in-law. (155 mins.)
Director: Kamal Haasan
 
15.
Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989)
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Two brothers separated at birth meet as adults and settle old scores. (157 mins.)
 
16.
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
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The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers. (224 mins.)
 
17.
Ayitha Ezhuthu (2004)
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Three men and their accidental meeting on Napier Bridge will change their lives forever. (160 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
18.
Happy Days (2007)
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The movie revolves around eight youngsters, who become good friends in their freshman years when they... (153 mins.)
Director: Sekhar Kammula
 
19.
Shiva (1989)
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Shiva is a new student in the community college. He is welcomed by a group of collegians, including the lovely Asha... (145 mins.)
Director: Ramgopal Varma
 
20.
Manichithrathazhu (1993)
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When a forbidden room in an old bungalow is unbolted, the spirit of a vengeful dancer is unleashed. (169 mins.)
Director: Fazil
 
21.
Sadma (1983)
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A head injury causes a woman to regresses to childhood. Lost and confused, she is eventually befriended by a school teacher. (141 mins.)
Director: Balu Mahendra
 
22.
Darr (1993)
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Darr is a girl's (Kiran) story caught between one man's (Sunil) love and another man's (Rahul) obsession. (178 mins.)
Director: Yash Chopra
 
23.
Pushpak (1987)
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A silent movie about an unemployed young man. (125 mins.)
 
24.
Aalavandhan (2001)
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The story follows Abhay (Haasan) who has a disturbed childhood and severe mental trauma misunderstands... (178 mins.)
Director: Suresh Krishna
 
25.
Aamir (2008)
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A doctor of Indian origin returning to Mumbai from London is forced to participate in a terrorist plot. (99 mins.)
Director: Raj Kumar Gupta
 
26.
Baasha (1995)
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An auto driver, Manikam, desperately tries to hide his dark underworld side to keep his promise to his father. (145 mins.)
Director: Suresh Krishna
 
27.
Woh 7 Din (1983)
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Maya, coming from poor family, is married to the affluent Dr. Anand; but she tries to commit suicide on the nuptial night... (139 mins.)
Director: Bapu
 
28.
Anbe Sivam (2003)
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Two men, one young and arrogant, the other damaged - physically but not spiritually - by life, are thrown together by circumstances, and find that they are in some ways bound together by fate. (160 mins.)
Director: Sundar C.
 
29.
Gitanjali (1989)
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Gitanjali and Prakash, two terminally ill people with six months of life left, fall in love. (142 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
30.
Alai Payuthey (2000)
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After a difficult romance in a class-divided society, the love birds find out marriage is not what they thought it would be. (156 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
31.
Like Stars on Earth (2007)
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An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school. (165 mins.)
Director: Aamir Khan
 
32.
Sarfarosh (1999)
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After his brother is killed and father severly injured by terrorists, a young med student quits his studies to join the Indian Police Service to wipe out the terrorists. (174 mins.)
 
33.
Hindustani (1996)
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Senapathy, a veteran freedom fighter, is angry. He is angry about the rampant corruption at every level of the bureaucracy. He will clean it up at any cost. (185 mins.)
Director: S. Shankar
 
34.
Swades (2004)
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A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots. (210 mins.)
 
35.
Enthiran (2010)
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Dr. Vasi, a brilliant scientist, builds Chitti, a unique robot, who is programmed to protect mankind and also feel human emotions. Problems arise when Chitti falls in love with Dr. Vasi's girlfriend. (155 mins.)
Director: Shankar
 
36.
Thalapathi (1991)
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Surya (Rajnikanth) is an orphan raised in a slum. He finds a friend in the local Godfather (Mamooty)... (157 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
37.
Kaakha..Kaakha: The Police (2003)
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After a police team kills his brother, a drug-dealing gangster vows to kill the entire team and their respective families. (153 mins.)
Director: Gautham
 
38.
Iruvar (1997)
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The real-life rivalry between M.G. Ramachandran and Karunanidhi is given the Mani Ratnam treatment. (140 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
39.
Company (2002)
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A small-time gangster named Chandu teams up with Malik, a low-level enforcer for a criminal syndicate. Together they eliminate all their enemies, becoming the most feared gangsters in Mumbai. (155 mins.)
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
 
40.
Kala Pani (1996)
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Govardhan, a doctor by profession, is wrongly accused of bombing a train and is jailed by the British in Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani, in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He witnesses the sufferings of hundreds of Indian prisoners there. (178 mins.)
Director: Priyadarshan
 
41.
Vietnam Colony (1992)
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Two men tries to persuade a bunch of colony residents to relocate to another location for the sake of a corporate project, while the residents including a number of goons, comes in their way. (154 mins.)
 
42.
Mouna Ragam (1986)
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Divya, a woman grieving over the death of her lover, is convinced into an arranged marriage with Chandra Kumar. Over a year the couple attempt to adjust to each other's presence and live with each other. (146 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
43.
Kireedam (1989)
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The life of a young man turns upside down when he intervenes in a dispute in order to rescue his father (a cop) from a ruthless local outlaw. (124 mins.)
Director: Sibi Malayil
 
44.
Pithamagan (2003)
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A boy raised in a cemetery grows up with no social skills, and leads a turbulent life readjusting once he moves out of the cemetery. (139 mins.)
Director: Bala
 
45.
Sethu (1999)
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A violent youngster and a shy Brahmin girl fall in love but tragedy intervenes when the youngster is brain-damaged following a fight. (130 mins.)
Director: Bala
 
46.
Varumayin Niram Sigappu (1980)
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Poetical forces play in the life of an unemployed yet well educated young man.He finds the depth and the beauty of his principles yet fate leaves him in destitution (138 mins.)
Director: K. Balachander
 
47.
Agni Natchathiram (1988)
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Entrusted with the task of chairing an inquiry commission involving an influential politician, alcoholic... (146 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
48.
Anjali (1990)
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Chitra, her husband, Shekar, and two children, Arjun and Anu live in a rural area in India. When Chitra is expecting her third child... (150 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
49.
Ramji Rav Speaking (1989)
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Three unemployed men find answers to all their financial problems when they decide to get involved in a kidnapping scheme. (150 mins.)
 
50.
Karnan (1964)
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Brave and loyal warrior-archer Karna joins the Kauravas to battle the Pandavas in the Kurukshetra. (177 mins.)
Director: B.R. Panthulu